Category Archives: Retired

The SnowDragon (Retired)

A friend of mine ran for Senate this year (and almost won!) I collected a few yard signs at the end of his campaign with the idea of building something out of them. The SnowDragon, based on the Draco, is … Continue reading

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JAS-39 Gripon EDF (RETIRED)

This is my JAS-39 Gripon. It’s my first EDF (Electric Ducted Fan). I’ve had a series of problems with this bird, mainly having to do with its CG. Out of the box, the plane is way nose heavy. There is … Continue reading

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Nutball build thread (RETIRED)

After suffering a catastrophic de-lamination when moisture and humidity caused the paper to separate from the foam, this plane has been retired. I’ve convinced my wife to build a plane and she’s chosen a nutball, which she plans to decorate … Continue reading

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The Frankenstick (RETIRED)

The last time I reorganized all my boxes of parts, I realized I had enough bits and pieces to put together a plane. Thus the Frankenstick was born. The wing is from an old HobbyZone Mini Super Cub. The fuselage … Continue reading

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The Ugly Orca – Custom Mini Cub (RETIRED)

The Ugly Orca is a custom Mini Cub built from bits and scraps of (mostly)┬áHobbyZone Mini Super Cubs that were left over after completing the Zombee. The Ugly Orca is powered by: EMAX CF2805 2800KV motor GWS 5030 prop TowerPro … Continue reading

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Monkee Shines – modified Thunder Tiger ‘Rare Bear’ F8F Bearcat (Retired)

Monkee Shines is a 1/12th scale Grumman F8F Bearcat, specifically, the Thunder Tiger ‘Rare Bear’ ARF. I had a number of problems with the kit, the first of which was that Tower Hobbies sent me an email brochure advertising the … Continue reading

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